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Hotel Sol & Sombra

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a wonderful stay in this delightful hotel! The staff were very friendly both on arrival and throughout our stay! Yes the hotel is full of Spanish guests but everyone I met sempt polite enough! Some even tried giving us Spanish lessons! The rooms were very colourful and tidy and we always had fresh towels everyday ! It was nice to have a room with a decent secure safe too! ! Breakfast was decent and plentiful and the dining area immaculate! Fancy some sun? Then the roof top pool area is the ideal place to relax, catch some rays then a dip in the pool, It is really kitted out well up there and the artificial grass is great to walk on ! Straight across the road from the hotel is a Caferteria/Bar! A great place to have a drink while waiting for your friends getting changed! My tip is get to know the locals they really look after you and give you a plate of different tapas with every drink you order! Frankie the owner made us very welcome and honestly sempt sad to see us leave! Everyone in our party have said how glad we booked the Sol Y Sombra and not a hotel in the New town! It is a nice quiet place and we are defiantly considering returning to the same hotel again next year

We had a good experience in this hotel on my first time in Benidorm. The beach is like 19 mimutes walking, it's in a quite area so you can sleep at night, not like other areas in Benidorm. The hotel has 2 pools, one in the rooftop and a bigger one in front of the hotel. The breakfast and the dinner was good.

I stayed at this hotel from 6-10th July along with 3 friends. We booked a quad room that had 3 single beds and a double sofa bed. We all agreed that it was the most comfortable sleep we'd had in a long time. The hotel staff were very helpful. They had good local knowledge and were happy to help with any queries we had. They would also call a taxi for us if needed. The hotel itself was very clean. Towels were changed daily and the bedsheets changed once in our 4 night stay. The food at the restaurant was lovely and there was plenty of choice. We never once went hungry. Soft drinks were on tap along with tea/coffee and local beer. The hotel was situated only a 5-10 minute walk from the beach. The roof pool was beautiful and refreshing as the temperatures climbed however the jacuzzi was broken beyond repair and has now been made into a garden feature. We went out each night we were there and on our return to the hotel we did see that there was Spanish music in the bar with a lot of couples doing Spanish line dancing. It was lovely to watch. I really don't understand why people are complaining about it being a Spanish hotel, if you want an English hotel go to Bognor!!! We all really enjoyed our visit and I'd happily return along with my husband and young children for a longer stay.

Stayed at this clean hotel but wasn't advised when booking that's it's a Spanish hotel for the elderly. The rooms are very dark and the air conditioning didn't work the entire stay. The staff were very helpful and the bar was reasonably priced with generous servings. The food wasn't great and the choice was very minimal. The best thing about the hotel was the towels, they were that good I brought one home!

Me and my husband came here for a weekend , and I must admit the hotel it's self its lovely , clean and the staff are very polite. however the food was a disappointment ( we expected this due to other reviews) however we are very fussy!! The 2 pools were Ice cold, couldn't even get in them they hurt they was that cold ( we did wonder why they was empty all the time!!) also there was no water in the jacuzzi ? . The tv was all in Spanish too. It's just a shame that the guests at this hotel are all very rude and ignorant ! Pushing past us to get food / get in the lift / to speak to the hotel staff. Dirty looks. I dnt no if this was because we was the youngest people staying in the hotel? As minority was 60+ so because of the rude guests we would not re visit this hotel!

If you're English and under 60 years of age, do yourself a favor and stay away! This is the worst hotel we ever stayed at it (couples in early 50). The room is dirty and old. It felt like a prison cell. We stayed on the 1st floor facing the "court yard". The problem was window and shade couldn't be opened because it was facing your neighbours 8 ft away. Now on to the was absolutely disgusting, whatever wasn't finished at one meal it was carried over to the next. We pretty sure the prisoners at Giant Guantanamo eat better. Dishes are filthy. The hotel is full of Spanish geriatrics with no manners. There is no Internet service but you can go across to the cafe Bar Marin and use WiFi, which is what we're doing as we writing this review. All I can say NEVER AGAIN!!!

A truely great blend of old style with great service- the place to be in Havanna - it's one of the iconic Hotels of the world - the Location is fine - it is quite Close to the old town and has a beautiful terrace to enjoy a mojito

Very Spanish hotel, easy parking just behind the hotel in underground car park, 10 Euros per day. ( Ask for the underground car park). Caters mainly for elderly Spanish people who definitely enjoy themselves at the hotel, very little English spoken except for staff. Very helpful and friendly desk staff, if you ask then they will try to get you what you want. About 10 minutes walk to the old town and around a mile for the start of "The strip" Food is varied and catered for Spanish tastes, however it is well cooked and plentiful, good range of fish, steak, various grilled and stewed meats, free beer and wine with evening meal. Rooms are reasonable, clean and showers have good power, (we were on 5th floor) and balcony. Would go back. One drawback, for a large hotel, there is no WIFI, but just across the road(5 yards) at the Marin cafe you can sign on easily.

stayed at sol y sombra 4 nights all inc found staff very friendly food was fine rooms great it is mostly Spanish not a problem all inc my wife and myself were drinking branded spirits and amstell beer only problem we found rooftop pool has no bar.certainly consider going back here

Recently back from a stay at Sol y Sombra in Benidorm, Spain. The reception staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for them. With their help we were able to hire a mobility scooter and they were able to print out railway and bus timetables for us. The food was plentiful and varied. The domestic staff were very friendly and our room was tidied daily. We were the only English guests that week and enjoyed watching the Spanish Guests dancing in the evening. We would not hesitate in using this hotel again.

Calle Florida, 3 Benidorm Alicante

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center

Hotel Sol & Sombra places you within a leisurely stroll of Guillermo Amor Municipal Stadium and Elche Park. This 213-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Benidorm City Hall and Placa del Castell are a short walk away.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 213 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Hotel Sol & Sombra features 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is available for EUR 12 per day. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 336 reviews